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Stanford, 450 Serra Mall, United States
Age
founded in 1885
Size
18,469 students
Tuition
$45,700
Stanford University is a private (non-profit), four-year, graduate Coeducational College, founded as coeducational institution. It is not affiliated religiously.

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What Stanford University says:

According to the school, In 1885, Jane and Leland Stanford established Stanford University in memory of their son, Leland Stanford, Junior. Their intent was to create a 'University of high degree' that would 'qualify students for personal success and direct usefulness in life and promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.' Today, Stanford is a research university where teaching, learning and research are all integral to the school's mission. Stanford values close interaction between undergraduates and faculty. Student participation in research is strongly supported. Stanford's entrepreneurial character draws from its Western location, the legacy of its founders and its proximity to Silicon Valley. Academic excellence crosses disciplines, ranging from humanities to social sciences to engineering and the sciences. Current faculty members have 21 Nobel Prizes and 4 Pulitzer prizes. Students, distinguished by initiative, love of learning and commitment to public service, are talented in many areas, including academics, art, music and athletics. Stanford's extraordinarily beautiful campus is located in a dynamic and diverse area between San Francisco and San Jose in Northern California. A high priority is placed on sustainable development throughout campus. Stanford is considered a Bicycle Friendly Campus. There are 12 Stanford overseas campuses, as well as programs in Washington D.C. and New York City and a marine biology center in Monterey. The university promotes excellence in both academics and athletics. Stanford has won the Directors' Cup, which honors the most successful program in NCAA Division I sports, the last 20 years. Stanford athletes have won 124 NCAA national championships, the most of any school.

Application Basics

Semesters at Stanford University begin in late September. Stanford University has an Early Action Program. Early Action applicants are usually looked upon more favorably and will receive decisions ahead of others. The Early Action Deadline at Stanford University is November 1. Stanford University has an Early Decision Program. If accepted you are fully committed to this school and cannot choose other universities. This can be an advantage for you if Stanford University is your top choice, but students who have not yet fully decided should apply by the regular deadline. Admissions to Stanford University is need blind – this means that your financial circumstances have no impact on your chances of being admitted.
01/03
Deadline
Fall applications
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Admissions

American schools typically use a 4.0 grading system, this may differ considerably from what is used in your school and we strongly advise you to speak to a local counselor to better assess your chances of admission. To give you an idea of how difficult it is to get admitted to Stanford University, last year 97% of students had a high school GPA of 3.5 or above. For international students another key requirement is being able to prove your English language proficiency. All American universities accept the TOEFL exam and most now accept IELTS and PTE also. There are two standardized tests which are used to evaluate students’ preparedness for university-level studies, these are the SAT and the ACT. To be competitive, Stanford University applicants should aim for an SAT 1 Critical Reading section score range of 680 – 780 and a Math section score range of 700 – 790. With the ACT, students accepted to Stanford University generally score within a range of 31 – 34.

Tuition and Fees

Stanford University requires a non-refundable fee of $90 to submit your application. An application fee waiver may be available for students who can demonstrate a financial need. An advanced deposit is not required from international students who are offered admission. University fees can vary from time to time. We try hard to ensure that the data we present here is accurate, but you should speak to your counselor to ensure you receive up to date information.
$45,700
Undergraduate
Average Tuition

Degree Programs at Stanford University

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Engineering & Technology

1 courses
Architectural Design
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Humanities & Arts

26 courses
Anthropology
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Product Design
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Information Technology

2 courses
Computer Science
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Natural Resources Management

1 courses
Geological/Environmental Sciences
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Science & Mathematics

4 courses
Biology
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Mathematics
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Social Science

26 courses
African-American Studies
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African-American/African Studies
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American Studies
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Anthropology
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Archaeology
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Art History
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Art Studio
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Asian American Studies
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Chicana/Chicano Studies
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East Asian Studies
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Feminist Studies
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Film/Media Studies
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German Studies
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Iberian/Latin American Cultures
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International Relations
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Music
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Native American Studies
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Political Science
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Product Design
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Psychology
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Urban Studies
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Other

5 courses
Geological/Environmental Sciences
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Humanities/Science
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Individualized Program
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Mathematical/Computational Science
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Science/Technology/Society
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Business & Law

2 courses
Law
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Law PhD
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Education

3 courses
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Symbolic Systems
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Health & Welfare

3 courses
Health Services Research
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Medical Sciences PhD
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Medicine PhD
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Humanities & Arts

61 courses
Anthropological Sciences
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Anthropological Sciences PhD
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Art
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Art PhD
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Art/Humanities PhD
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Chinese
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Chinese PhD
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Classics
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Classics PhD
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Classics/Humanities PhD
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Comparative Literature
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Cultural/Social Anthropology
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Documentary Film/Video
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Drama
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Economics
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Economics PhD
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Education/Humanities PhD
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English
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English PhD
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English/Humanities PhD
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French
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French PhD
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French/Humanities PhD
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French/Italian
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French/Italian PhD
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German Studies/Humanities PhD
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Germanic Studies
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Humanities
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Interdisciplinary Program
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International Policy Studies
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Italian
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Italian PhD
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Japanese
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Japanese PhD
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Liberal Arts
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Linguistics
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Modern Thought/Literature
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Modern Thought/Literature/Humanities PhD
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Music
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Music PhD
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Philosophy/Humanities PhD
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Political Science
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Psychology
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Religious Studies/Humanities PhD
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Russian
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Slavic Languages/Literature PhD
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Sociology
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Spanish
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Spanish PhD
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Spanish/Humanities PhD
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Information Technology

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Biomedical Informatics
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Computer Science
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Computer Science PhD
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Medical Information Sciences
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Natural Resources Management

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Geological/Environmental Sciences
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Geological/Environmental Sciences PhD
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Science & Mathematics

32 courses
Biochemistry
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Biophysics
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Cancer Biology
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Chemical/Systems Biology
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Computational/Mathematical Engineering PhD
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Developmental Biology
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Environment/Resources
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Epidemiology
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Genetics
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Geological/Environmental Sciences
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Immunology
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Mathematics
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Microbiology/Immunology
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Molecular Pharmacology
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Molecular/Cellular Physiology
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Statistics
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Statistics PhD
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Structural Biology PhD
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Social Science

24 courses
Anthropological Sciences
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Anthropological Sciences PhD
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Art
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Art PhD
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Cultural/Social Anthropology
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Documentary Film/Video
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Drama
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Drama PhD
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East Asian Studies
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Economics
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Economics PhD
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German Studies PhD
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International Policy Studies
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Music
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Music PhD
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Music/Humanities PhD
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Political Science
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Psychology
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Psychology PhD
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Russian/Eastern European Studies
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Other

22 courses
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Biological Sciences
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Classics/Humanities PhD
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Education/Humanities PhD
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English/Humanities PhD
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Environment/Resources
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French/Humanities PhD
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Geological/Environmental Sciences
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Humanities
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Interdisciplinary Program
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Interdisciplinary Program/Environment/Resource PhD
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Liberal Arts
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Modern Thought/Literature/Humanities PhD
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Neuroscience PhD
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Neurosciences
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Philosophy/Humanities PhD
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Campus and Accommodation

Stanford University has a 8180-acre campus in Palo Alto, CA. Palo Alto, CA’s total population is 66,642 and it is located about 20 miles from San José, CA. The closest major airport to Stanford University is in San José, CA, roughly 20 miles away from campus. The campus is also accessible via bus with a bus stop 1 mile away. Stanford University is a school that offers on-campus housing for its students, which is a big convenience for international students. The following types of residence halls are available to choose from: coed, female, male and international student. Stanford University has a 8180-acre campus in Palo Alto, CA. Palo Alto, CA’s total population is 66,642 and it is located about 20 miles from San José, CA. The closest major airport to Stanford University is in San José, CA, roughly 20 miles away from campus. The campus is also accessible via bus with a bus stop 1 mile away. Stanford University is a school that offers on-campus housing for its students, which is a big convenience for international students. The following types of residence halls are available to choose from: coed, female, male and international student.
Library
Internet
IT Resources
92
%
Students
Live on
Campus

Teaching Quality

There are 1583 full-time faculty members at Stanford University. This gives an indication of the level of internationalization on campus. 99% of the above faculty members have completed the highest level of training in their respective field, a useful measurement of teaching quality. International students should be aware that the most popular majors at Stanford University are computer science, human biology, engineering. Pre Professional programs provide additional advising and preparation for students planning to pursue a career in The Professions. Taking these will help to ensure that you meet your professional goals in the respective fields.
Fields of Study
40%
Humanities & Arts
23%
Social Science
16%
Science & Mathematics
21%
Other
4:1
Student
Faculty
Ratio

Prospects

Another major consideration for students should be how likely are you to graduate on time, and what can you do after graduation. At Stanford University 76% of undergraduate students complete their studies successfully within four years. Firms which often employ Stanford University students include Apple, Bain, Facebook, Goldman, Google, Intel, Lockheed, Mckinsey, Microsoft, Oracle, Pelantir Technology, Teach for America. Notable alumni from Stanford University include Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page, Google founders; Sandra Day O'Connor, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Susan Rice, US National Security Adviser.

International Student Life

At Stanford University, you will be sharing the campus with other international students from 90 countries including China, Canada, South Korea, India, Singapore, Thailand. As an international student at Stanford University, you will enjoy access to special support services such as Special counselors/advisors, International student center, ESL program/classes, Special orientation. These services are provided exclusively to Stanford University international students to ensure your successful transition to college life in the US and to help you make the best of your stay. Stanford University has a vibrant campus life which is enhanced by its 650 student clubs and organizations. As a student at Stanford University you are free to join any of these organizations to pursue academic, religious, athletic, and other interests with fellow students who share your passions. Athletics are a major part of US college life and are a fantastic way for international students to integrate with their American counterparts. Most institutions offer a variety of sports, and here at Stanford University, you can enjoy the following: badminton, baseball, basketball, bouldering, cycling, dodgeball, football, golf, racquetball, rugby, running, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (outdoor/sand), waterpolo.
Student Breakdown
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Black or African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
8%
Nonresident Alien
11%
Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
38%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Other
90
represented
countries

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